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Forum: Airheads 06-27-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,148
Posted By Thorazine
I did that, but not for any of these reasons (but...

I did that, but not for any of these reasons (but I'll take 'em :wink:). I couldn't get an airtight seal when bleeding. A couple winds of that tape did the trick. Little did I know the other...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6,477
Views: 631,078
Posted By Thorazine
[/LEFT] :clap Thank you. That's more like it....

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:clap Thank you. That's more like it.

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Forum: Airheads 06-25-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6,477
Views: 631,078
Posted By Thorazine
Fascinating :snore

Fascinating :snore
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Thorazine
:freaky That's a great looking bike. Good...

:freaky

That's a great looking bike. Good for you! Pics from along the way. Have a blast.
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,354
Posted By Thorazine
Sehr schön. Gut gemacht! Und die Farben -- sehr...

Sehr schön. Gut gemacht! Und die Farben -- sehr hübsch. :thumb
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6,477
Views: 631,078
Posted By Thorazine
Not exactly futuristic, but then again, I've...

Not exactly futuristic, but then again, I've never been there, so maybe something like this (http://www.bikermetric.com/swap-meet-crap-rat-bike-of-the-day-vw-powered-turbo-diesel/) does await us in...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By Thorazine
I think I can see the pointed fins. But since I...

I think I can see the pointed fins. But since I have a weakness for mongrels, a mongrel /2 would be cool. :thumb
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By Thorazine
Welcome to the asylum! :freaky Go to...

Welcome to the asylum! :freaky

Go to Northwoods Airheads (http://northwoodsairheads.com/tools-and-t-shirts.php) and order yourself this exhaust wrench--great price and quality.

As for the leak...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 44,408
Posted By Thorazine
Going a little off topic but . . . Can any...

Going a little off topic but . . .

Can any of you look at your Airmail back issues and tell me which issues have the stories of 3-4 guys from Bakersfield, CA who were gonna ride to the four or so...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By Thorazine
Damn that's a fine looking goose. Like...

Damn that's a fine looking goose.

Like Johnny says: don't sell it as is. You'll have to knock more off the price than the cost of the shock, and unnecessary suspicions will be raised.
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Thorazine
Thanks for rubbing it in. I was in Bavaria a few...

Thanks for rubbing it in. I was in Bavaria a few years ago revisiting all the places where my mom grew up. We simply had no time to visit the museum. :cry
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Thorazine
Thanks, Sir! 302lb / 137kg -- damn!

Thanks, Sir!

302lb / 137kg -- damn!
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Thorazine
It was 76 years ago today . . .

:freaky

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Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 44,408
Posted By Thorazine
:lol3 Trust me bruddah, as a linguist and ESL...

:lol3 Trust me bruddah, as a linguist and ESL teacher, that has pissed me off just as long. It's an imperative, which is a command. Putting 'please' on it does not make it a question. I just...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By Thorazine
That's my vote. My wife, and a few friends who...

That's my vote. My wife, and a few friends who have driven behind me have told me say they notice hand signals better. Maybe it's because hand signals are so uncommon that they stand out compared to...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 44,408
Posted By Thorazine
A $12,000 to $16,000 annual stipend for that...

A $12,000 to $16,000 annual stipend for that Airmail mailer is a waste. Something I learned in my journalism classes: If you don't notice the editing, the editor did a good job. The editing in...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,606
Posted By Thorazine
pwafer--back to your bike issue: If you have the...

pwafer--back to your bike issue: If you have the extra half-hour, get a trickle charger and take your battery out twice a week and recharge your battery overnight. Trust me, I know it's gonna be a...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,565
Posted By Thorazine
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By Thorazine
I think my bike's designed to run out only on...

I think my bike's designed to run out only on freeways when lane splitting or with a goddam Peterbilt on my ass. It takes 2-3 seconds for reserve to kick in, 2-3 very . . . long . . . seconds.
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,565
Posted By Thorazine
:huh What's an interface? And talpatalk? ...

:huh What's an interface? And talpatalk? There's a reason we like the Luftkopfs. This is getting me nervous. My world's starting to crumble. Are we all gonna have to start wearing skinny jeans...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,606
Posted By Thorazine
To piggyback on Steve and Uncle Pete's advice...

To piggyback on Steve and Uncle Pete's advice just in case you're new to Airheads:

Your battery won't charge much at low RPM. At less than 750 - 1K, not sure the exact number, there's no charging...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 44,408
Posted By Thorazine
Do we have any results yet? I couldn't find...

Do we have any results yet? I couldn't find anything on the site.
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,119
Posted By Thorazine
You're lucky to be near him. He's a good person...

You're lucky to be near him. He's a good person to know. Lots of knowledge, and lots of great, quality tools.

And congrats on your R100S. Any pics?
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By Thorazine
Hey Airheadjim. I have the same stick--it came...

Hey Airheadjim. I have the same stick--it came with the bike--no reason to replace it unless you want 100% temp accuracy (mine reads a little hotter). But overall, I like it.

As for the oil...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,714
Posted By Thorazine
Thanks for the pics! I'm sure it's been...

Thanks for the pics!

I'm sure it's been done before, but I've never seen anyone flipping the carbs around like that. Pretty neat--seems to make more sense when dealing with the choke...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,503
Posted By Thorazine
Fronton, first of all--good job getting the R90S!...

Fronton, first of all--good job getting the R90S! :thumb

As for your speedo & tach, Wirespokes is our go-to guy for speedo/tach issues (he doesn't like soliciting business here--that's the kind of...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-29-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,141
Posted By Thorazine
Every generation creates and follows its own...

Every generation creates and follows its own stupid fads. Mine gave the world mullets. Hipsters are no different. And it's this generation that the young kids my sons' ages (10 & 12) look up to as...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,168
Posted By Thorazine
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By Thorazine
Hey Adam, a warm Left Coast welcome to this...

Hey Adam, a warm Left Coast welcome to this asylum and our beloved Airhead cult. :freaky
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 12,840
Posted By Thorazine
Yes. But where I live most police chiefs have no...

Yes. But where I live most police chiefs have no problems equating the word motorcyclist for jerkoff here:

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Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,580
Posted By Thorazine
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By Thorazine
Hey Aaron--welcome to the asylum, and welcome to...

Hey Aaron--welcome to the asylum, and welcome to the kookiness of the Airhead. Lots of good people giving lots of advice, so don't be afraid to ask. Also, there's a Seattle Airheads thread...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By Thorazine
Mahalo! :thumb

Mahalo! :thumb
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,588
Posted By Thorazine
My wife's from Taiwan and knows some Japanese. ...

My wife's from Taiwan and knows some Japanese. She thinks it says 'massage,' emphasis 'thinks.' Guess that means free massages to any Airhead interlopers who wander through. :D
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By Thorazine
Bamboo, is that the seal replacement, or the vent...

Bamboo, is that the seal replacement, or the vent cover Disston's talking about? I can't find it anywhere on Hucky's page. :huh Where'd you hide it?
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By Thorazine
Correction: TWO pinholes. When I stuck a pin in...

Correction: TWO pinholes. When I stuck a pin in the hole, it bottomed out after about 1 1/2". I don't get any leakage that I can see out of the fill or drain hole.
...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By Thorazine
That's weird. Breathe? Dunno. You can't see in...

That's weird. Breathe? Dunno. You can't see in my pic, but there's a pinhole on the top of the cover. Could that be it?
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By Thorazine
Here's mine; the bottom of the plug 'head' is...

Here's mine; the bottom of the plug 'head' is flush with the face of the final drive. In headtube's 1st pic there's a gap of a few millimeters. That may be the problem right there.
Just clean the...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Thorazine
If your speedo is like the one on my /6, the...

If your speedo is like the one on my /6, the gears which spin the numbers are made of plastic (nylon?) and eventually wear. One or more internal gears may be giving up the ghost.

Personally, I'd...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By Thorazine
I'm using 80W-90 fossil. Nothing against...

I'm using 80W-90 fossil. Nothing against synthetic; I just don't know if it's cool to use it down there.
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